Of course, the above method isn’t the only way to make a GIF. In fact, most people opt for quicker, simpler means of turning video into a more shareable format by heading to sites such as Giphy ( http:// giphy.com) and Gfycat ( http:// gfycat.com). While there’s nothing inherently wrong with either of those, they are a little limiting. In either case, you can only work with videos that are already hosted online, so if you want to use something you shot yourself, you need to upload on to Facebook or YouTube first. Secondly, you’re only able to set the start and end points by way of editing. If you’re trying to condense 20 seconds or more into a sub-10-second loop, Giphy and Gfycat aren’t your friends. There will be occasions when all you need is to trim a YouTube video to size, but we think it’s always better to have that bit extra control.